An innovative partnership has been formed between the Barkandji and Malyangapa Nations and the NSW Government following the signing of the agreement for lease which will see the land owned by the first nations peoples in Buronga leased by the NSW Government, so a new HealthOne facility can be developed.
The project has come about following a landmark agreement between the NSW Government and the Barkandji communities to deliver a new integrated HealthOne facility in the Murray River town of Buronga. The opportunity to develop the health facility on this site has been made possible with thanks to the Barkandji Nations.
This unique approach to the land transaction which will see Native Title preserved has allowed the development of a purpose-built health facility for the local region; one that will deliver positive health outcomes for the local communities, and mean an ongoing working relationship between all involved.
This solution provides a culturally sensitive, respectful approach and a significant step in the process of reconciliation with the Barkandji and Malyangapa peoples.
The transaction is designed to have minimal impact on the Barkandji and Malyangapa Peoples’ native title and facilitate the HealthOne facility to be developed on Barkandji land, servicing the extended community on the Murray River in the far south-west of NSW.
As program managers for the Health One program roll-out, we are delighted to see this landmark agreement be reached and eager to work with our stakeholders to help deliver this important health service to the Buronga community.